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To meet the nexus requirement, the veteran must have an evaluation by a physician that will establish that the veteran is indeed disabled and also that his disability is as likely as not caused by his military service. There are two methods used to establish such a nexus; one is independent medical examination and the other is independent medical opinion.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend the portion of the Schedule for Rating Disabilities that addresses the genitourinary system.
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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Launchpad
App for Veterans (VA Launchpad) contains select VA applications (apps) for Veterans and their Caregivers.
New apps will automatically appear in the VA Launchpad when they become available. Organizing VA health information and resources into five categories, it quickly accesses and launches the VA app of your choice. With VA Launchpad, VA intends to save you time and help you better integrate available VA apps into your life.
If you're thinking of filing a claim or initiating an appeal of a denied claim, this is your new best friend. The details of exactly what you need to meet a rating are here and in use every day. Yes, it's complex. Yes, it's cumbersome. Yes, knowing how to use The Schedule is a necessity if you want to file a successful claim. Go for it!
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The general rule is that the effective date is assigned based on the date of receipt of claim or the date entitlement arose, whichever is later. Before applying the general rule, however, all information gathered during evidence review must be considered to determine whether a more specific effective date rule applies.
In some situations, different theories of entitlement allow for assignment of different effective dates. In such cases, consider each effective date rule when assigning an effective date and assign the most advantageous effective date that applies for the facts of the case.
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Veterans' disability benefits are compensation for
the veteran's impaired earning capacity and are intended to "provide reasonable and adequate compensation for disabled veterans and their families." They are not supposed to be for the sole support of the veteran, but can be counted in child support calculations to provide for the veteran's dependents as well. If the veteran wasn't disabled, he would be earning an income upon which the court would base child support; since disability benefits replace that income, child support can be based upon it.
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Our goal is to ensure that you are awarded the benefits you earned with your service to our country.
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To receive an extra schedular rating the veteran must first show that the veteran’s conditions result in a disability picture that is not covered by the schedule of ratings.
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George W. Bush’s War on Terror began eighteen years ago, with no initiative on the part of the U.S. government to bring it to a conclusion. In those two decades, Americans have spent $6.4 trillion and lost seven thousand soldiers.
If you are an honorably discharged veteran, you served your country well and you earned
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benefits guaranteed by law. Veterans need a recognized medical expert who knows the VA
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War Crimes Cases are the Latest Example
The Defense Department has apparently pulled back on a plan that would have allowed access to veterans who are eligible for this benefit, regardless of whether they are eligible for the Veterans Health Identification Card (VHIC).
Has VA medical care caused you an injury or other harm?
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How the 2020 Democrats Plan to Help Veterans
Democratic presidential candidates want to
provide veterans with better health care
and increase their access to education and jobs.
Pete Buttigieg said a woman should lead the V.A.
Surveillance, staffing under review
after deaths at VA hospital
VA Issues Eviction Notices to Unions at Its Facilities
Unions can keep office space if they pay their "fair share," VA says as it implements Trump's executive orders.
Meaningful Work Is the Best Therapy
One blogger explains why being denied Social
Security Disability Income was one of the most
important things that led to his recovery from serious mental illness; that, while having a social safety net
is important to help people get back on their feet, having meaningful work of some sort is what’s crucial to “heal, and to regain productivity and independence.”
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The experiences of post-9/11 veterans differ from
those who served in previous eras. Post-9/11
veterans more likely to have been deployed,
seen combat, experienced emotional trauma
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VBA reported that claims processors requested more than 1.3 million DBQ exams by contractors. During that same period, more than 137,000 DBQ exams were canceled, an increase of about 74 percent over the previous six-month period. MDE staff did not conduct adequate oversight of 137,273 contracted DBQ exam cancellations for 59,078 veterans from November 1, 2017, through April 30, 2018. MDE staff confirmed they did not validate whether contractors’ scheduling actions met contract requirements. Furthermore, MDE staff did not adequately monitor and analyze contractors’ reasons for exam cancellations, including no-shows. This was due, in large part, to MDE staff not having direct access to reliable data, and to staffing shortages within the MDE program.
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Get your VA medical records online
Our online tools can help you view, organize,
and share your VA medical records and personal
health information. Find out if you’re eligible
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Scheduled For A C & P??? Filing A Claim?
I've been posting this again and again over the years
and it's still one of the best ways I know to win
your case. Published in 2002 the principles and much of
the verbiage still applies and is in daily use at the VA.
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How to download VA benefit letters
To receive some benefits, Veterans need a letter proving their status. Access and download your VA Benefit Summary Letter (sometimes called a VA award letter) and other benefit letters and documents online.
What more is there?
You’re still eligible for VA mental health care
When you claim that a disabling condition is caused by military service, you have to prove that allegation.
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How to Fight VA Debt
Military members know that when DoD gives
you too much money, it will come back for it.
The VA is similar, but the system is worse.
Thinking of Filing a VA Disability Claim?
You need an IMO...Here's why;
We propose that veterans who are filing claims
take charge of the process, avoiding the flawed C & P exam report by having their own Independent Medical Opinion and DBQs completed by expert doctors who
are not employees of the VA. Although this brings about
an expense the veteran must bear, we believe that
any out of pocket expense is an investment toward
a faster claims resolution and is thus justified.
Urgent Care Centers
One of the most important benefits you have today is
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